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One Pan Chicken Cordon Bleu

One Pan Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta has tender chicken, ham and rotini pasta coated in a rich and creamy Swiss Cheese sauce with a crispy breadcrumb topping.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: chicken cordon bleu
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 483kcal
Author: Kristin

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound chicken breasts about 2 small breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 cup of diced cooked ham like from a ham steak
  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked Rotini pasta or other small, dry pasta
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 10 ounces Swiss Cheese shredded, divided
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • Fresh minced parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a 12-inch skillet or a 5-quart pot. Add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, then add the chicken. Saute for a couple of minutes just until browned, but not cooked through.
  • Add diced ham, pasta, water, salt and pepper, and garlic, onion and mustard powder. Stir to combine and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove pan from heat (there will still be liquid in the pan) and add Swiss cheese, stirring until completely melted.
  • Combine breadcrumbs with 3 tablespoons melted butter and dried parsley. Top pasta with breadcrumb mixture and place under the broiler for about 3 minutes or until golden brown, careful not to let it burn.
  • Garnish with fresh minced parsley. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 632mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 523IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 331mg | Iron: 1mg